HC Deb 18 February 1869 vol 194 c112

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If it be his intention to bring in a Bill for the purpose of legalizing the Funds of Trade Unionists?


said, he had been informed that the Act passed during the last Session, and introduced to the House by the right hon. and learned Gentleman the Member for Southampton (Mr. Russell Gurney), did effect the object of legalizing the funds of trades unions. That was, however, but a temporary measure, and whatever else remained to be done would be done when the Report of the Trades Union Commission was presented, and when the Government had time to take that Report into their consideration.


asked, When the Report was likely to be presented?


said, it would be presented in a very short time; but he could not say whether it would, be in a few days or weeks.